Bethlem Gallery

Bethlem Gallery is funded by Wellcome to provide public engagement for research into mental health and justice. The public programme influences, and is influenced by, the Mental Health & Justice research team.

Commissioned artists bring people together across these multi-disciplinary strands and across the delineations of service user, clinician, patient, public, artist and researcher to encourage conversations and learning through art practices.

Bethlem Gallery collaborators

Lucy Owen

Lucy Owen

MHJ Project producer

Lucy is a freelance creative producer who has worked with Bethlem Gallery since 2013. She led on the MHJ public engagement application and is now shaping and coordinating the four year arts project, commissioning and supporting artists. She sees the Bethlem gallery as a ‘7th workstream’ establishing a reciprocal working relationship between artists and researchers. 
Sam Curtis

Sam Curtis

MHJ public engagement curator

Sam Curtis is an artist and curator working at Bethlem Gallery. Through his role curating the MHJ public engagement project, he works closely with artists to support the development of their ideas, connecting artists to communities and supporting the realisation of artworks.
Shetha Haddad

Shetha Haddad

MHJ project administrator

Shetha Haddad is an enthusiastic ceramicist who has exhibited her work around the South East of England and the Middle East. Coming from a background of family focused Social Support and Outreach Team Management. Shetha graduated from Goldsmiths with BSc. Hons. in Anthropology which she followed up with a Masters Degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from SOAS in 2002. She also gained a Diploma in Business Management from the Chartered Management Institute in 2010.
Michaela Ross

Michaela Ross

MHJ evaluator

Michaela Ross is an artist who lives and works in London. She took undergraduate degrees at the University of York (English/History of Art) and at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze (Fine Art/Painting). She has an MA in Painting (Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL) and was awarded her PhD in 2013 (Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL). She has been a teaching fellow and visiting lecturer at King’s College London (Dept. of Culture, Media and Creative Industries) and is an associate lecturer at Goldsmiths College, UoL.